Spain, Madrid Guide (B): 18 Hours in Madrid...Mostly Dining!

18 Hours in Madrid...Mostly Dining!
Getting to and from Morocco from the USA wasn’t that easy. We opted for an 18 hour layover in Madrid, and enjoyed an afternoon and evening of dining. Suman found a great hotel called Petit Palace just off the Plaza Major. This hotel was in a prime location and only $96. The vibe was modern, and it included everything we needed including a view of the city from our top floor room. We were not staying long enough to take advantage of the bikes or the free walking tour, but these are great amenities. We dropped our stuff and went in search of lunch as Iberia ran out of food for purchase for those in the last rows of the plane. They had some items, but not what we wanted. Anyway, we were hungry.

Suman had a place in mind from TripAdvisor called Casa Gonzales. They served lots of cheese and meats as well with breads with spreads. They were known for their breads with spreads. I ordered an artichoke spread. It was mostly bread with little spread. I think Suman’s choice of a charcuterie plate was a much better option. It was good, but I wished for more tapas varieties especially after our phones took us around in circles as we hunted for the quaint restaurant.

We took a much shorter and more direct walk back to the hotel as we passed through several plazas, including Plaza Mayor. The Plaza Mayor was built in 1617 during the reign of Philip III, is the central plaza of Madrid, and is surrounded by three-story residential buildings. The centerpiece of the plaza is a bronze ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 18 Hours in Madrid...Mostly Dining!
Guide Location: Spain » Madrid
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Petit Palace   Plaza Major   Casa Gonzales   Mercado San Miguel   Mesón de la Guitarra  
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
Read it on author's website: https://adventuresofacouchsurfer.com/2017/03/30/18-hours-in-madrid-mostly-dining/

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